23 juni 2011

Everyone climb their own mountain

Our first days of provided the best weather since our arrival two weeks ago. Kenny and me took advantage of the good weather and bagged two fantastic summits in the Dolomites, Ponta Sud and Tofana di Roces. Both peaks have fixed routes that lead to the summits. Relics of the First World War, this climbing path allows freaky fast accents through exposed areas and steep terrain. Originally unique to the Dolomites but now you can find them all over the Alps. We pulled of two of the biggest, steepest, greatest and most famous Via Ferratas in the Dolomites.
 The Lipella had it all, starts with a 100-meter long dark tunnel, (also a memory from the war) then traverses along unbelievable airy ledges in alpine terrain. We opened the route this year and were the first people to summit from the north/east side. Tons of snow on the north side for our decent gave us some great ideas for the potential of having amazing couloirs camps here in the Dolomites.
 Now we are heading back out there, this time hiking from the north to the south. Starting in San Candido and finishing at Alleghe. A five day trip traveling through the heart of the Dolomites.

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